2013 Archive

Golden Rustic

Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Pela Mampang, Jakarta

Golden Rustic is the trade name of a type of Brazilian granite that I bought yesterday in a warehouse in Tangerang. It is to be used in the bathroom in the basement. The granite slab measures 315 x 170 x 2 cm. Golden Rustic Golden Rustic

Tick invasion

Sunday, 21 April 2013
Pela Mampang, Jakarta

The dog has brought ticks into the house. A lot of ticks. Especially inside our bedroom, where the dog has often slept. There are ticks everywhere: in the mattress, at the walls, among the clothes, even inside the power outlets. And of course on the tick host itself, the dog. The ticks come out at […]

Country count increased by one

Sunday, 10 March 2013
Bandar Seri Begawan

I and the Dragon are on our long way back from Oslo to Jakarta, and are having (right now) a few hours stopover in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. It’s the first time I am visiting this sultanate, so I get to increase my country count by one. We took a taxi from the airport to […]

Stopover in the Philippines

Monday, 4 March 2013

After 3 1/2 years I’m making a brief trip to my home country Norway. On the way here, I and CME made a stopover in the Philippines from 16 to 27 February. “Superman” had already arrived in Manila from Norway just before we arrived there from Jakarta, and was waiting for us at the airport. […]

Tin mining

Friday, 15 February 2013
Pela Mampang, Jakarta

A few weeks ago we went for a long weekend trip to Belitung, a relatively large island east of Sumatra. We rented a car, and one of the days (26 January), when I and CME were driving on a small gravel road, we stumbled across some tin mining activity along the way. The tin is […]